Voting Advice As Montana Primary Election Approaches
In an all-out effort to make sure Missoula residents have the correct information to cast their ballots, County Elections Administrator Bradley Seaman spoke to KGVO News on Tuesday to provide some last minute guidance on voting for the primary election on June 3.
“The best tool for voters to know and understand where they're registered where their ballots located whether they vote by mail or at a polling place, is at www.my voter page.mt.com,” said Seaman. “That's going to let you know if you're registered to vote, where you're registered to vote, if you put a ballot in the mail, and then the status of that ballot, so if you've returned it, you can check to see that we verified that signature and we'll be counting that ballot on election day.”
Seaman said there have been some last minute changes in polling places for the primary.
“At that my voter page mt.com, it's going to list your polling location,” he said. “We did do an update, and we have four changes. So we reached out to voters in those areas, and sent them a voter confirmation card with their new polling location. If they were a polling place voter, we made sure to send them a map that showed them from that location to the new location, where their polling place has been moved to.”
Seaman provided specific polling place locations for the upcoming primary.
“This is going to hit voters in Evaro,” he said. “They'll be voting across the street. We've got Lewis and Clark Elementary School voters who will be voting at Washington Middle School. We have also moved Chief Charlo Elementary School and Meadow Hill Middle School to the former Cold Springs School, and the voters that voted at Cold Springs are now at the new Jeanette Rankin Elementary School, so there's been a little bit of shuffling. But you can find out where you vote and even print up a map to get to your location once again at www.my voter page mt.com.”
For those who held on to their absentee ballot or forgot to fill it out, Seaman said the elections office has guidance for them, as well.
“At any polling location, we'll be able to take your absentee or mail in ballot,” he said. “We'll have a drive thru drop off available Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at a new location, It will be at the Missoula County Fairgrounds, located just off of Russell Street, so we'll have drive thru ballot drop off at the fairgrounds. You can drop your ballot off in person at the election center (at 140 North Russell), or any one of our other 27 polling locations can take your mail-in ballot. Just make sure that you've checked the my voter page and know where to go if you're a polling place voter on Election Day.”
The general election will take place on November 8.